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March 10: Body Undone: A Salon in Honor of Christina Crosby

Body Undone: A Salon in Honor of Christina Crosby

a conversation with Christina Crosby, Lisa Cohen, Leigh Gilmore, Laura Grappo, Maggie Nelson, Gayle Pemberton, & Gayle Salamon

March 10, Tuesday 6:30 pm

Video of the panel is available at https://vimeo.com/122269087

“Body Undone” focuses on Christina Crosby’s forthcoming memoir of living with disability Body Undone: […]

Nov 5: Intersections, Interventions, & the Homoerotics of Orientalism

Intersections, Interventions, & the Homoerotics of Orientalism

a lecture by Joseph Boone

THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Joseph Boone, English, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature, USC Dornsife

One of the largely untold stories of Orientalism is the degree to which the Middle East has been associated with ‘deviant’ male […]

Cleaving to the Scene of Shame: Stigmatized Childhoods in The End of Alice and Two Girls, Fat and Thin

a lecture by Kaye Mitchell

April 4, Wednesday 6 to 7:30 pm

Kaye Mitchell, American Studies and English, University of Manchester

respondent: Heather Love, English, University of Pennsylvania

moderator: Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies and Religious Studies, New York University

Department of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

This event is free […]

Czech Mates: When Shakespeare Met Kafka: Marjorie Garber @ NYU

a lecture by Marjorie Garber

February 21, Tuesday 6 to 7:30 pm

Marjorie Garber, English and Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University

Hemmerdinger Hall 31 Washington Place

Marjorie Garber is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Her work ranges broadly across literary studies, gender […]

Sex, Empire, and Literature in the Anglo-American World, 1700-2020: Henry Abelove and “The Gay Science”

a two-day conference with Henry Abelove, Rebecca Connor, Jasper Cragwall, Douglas Crimp, Lisa Duggan, Phil Harper, Neville Hoad, Allan Isaac, Janet Jakobsen, Michael Lucey, Steven Maynard, Tavia Nyong’o, Claire Potter, Daniel Rosenberg, Michael Roth, Todd Shepard, Marc Stein, Michael Trask, and Dorothy Wang

February 16 & 17, Thursday & Friday

For more information: abelove.wordpress.com

Thursday, […]

REVIEW: Performing (at) the Body’s Edge: “This Is Just Like Life”

Performing (at) the Body’s Edge: “This Is Just Like Life” New York University, 15 November 2011

The fall CSGS calendar of evening events ended on an amazing note, with a conversation between Shelley Jackson and Rebecca Schneider, hosted by CSGS and NYU’s Department of Performance Studies. Jackson and Schneider, whose books include The Melancholy of […]

Call for Submissions: 21 Peaceful Genders

21 Peaceful Genders – No Boxes, No Bars, No Apologies

Edited by Doris J. Popovich and Jacqueline H. Boyd

Gender identity is an experience, not an assignment. If you are living this truth and can write about it, we want to hear from you. Together we can dispel myths, give hope to young people, educate […]

Performing (at) the Body’s Edge: Mortal Works

a conversation with Shelley Jackson and Rebecca Schneider

Read a review of this talk!

November 15, Tuesday 7 to 8:30 pm

Shelley Jackson, writer and artist

Rebecca Schneider, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University

The question of the body — the body as question – is a recurring motif in the work of […]

REVIEW: From Irish Exile to Welsh Celebrity: The Queer Self-Fashioning of the Ladies of Llangollen: “In Your Own Persons, Where You Are”

From Irish Exile to Welsh Celebrity: The Queer Self-Fashioning of the Ladies of Llangollen: “In Your Own Persons, Where You Are” New York University, 5 October 2011

NYU’s Ireland House was the perfect setting for Fiona Brideoake’s talk, sponsored by the Irish Studies Program, the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and the […]

From Irish Exile to Welsh Celebrity: The Queer Self-Fashioning of the Ladies of Llangollen: Fiona Brideoake

FROM IRISH EXILE TO WELSH CELEBRITY: THE QUEER SELF-FASHIONING OF THE LADIES OF LLANGOLLEN

a lecture by Fiona Brideoake

Read a review of this talk!

October 5, Wednesday 7 to 8:30 pm

Fiona Brideoake, Literature, American University

Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby eloped together from Kilkenny in 1778. They settled in the North […]

* FALL 2016 EVENTS *

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After Marriage: The Future of LGBTQ Politics & Scholarship

After Marriage: The Future of LGBTQ Politics & Scholarship

a two-day conference with featured speakers Karma Chávez, Lisa Duggan, Katherine Franke, Bridget Hughes, Simone Kolysh, Kevin Lotz, Darnell L. Moore, Mignon Moore, Robyn Ochs, Brandon Andrew Robinson, stef shuster, Steven Thrasher, Urvashi Vaid, and many others

October 1 & 2, Saturday & Sunday

524 West 59th Street
NYC

Life & Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980 to 1983

Life & Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980 to 1983

a one-day symposium featuring Tim Lawrence (University of East London), Bernie Gendron (music historian), Leonard Abrams (East Village Eye), Patti Astor (downtown actor, Fun Gallery, Wild Style), Johnny Dynell (Mudd Club, Pyramid, Danceteria, Area), Steven Harvey (New York Rocker), Danny Krivit (Roxy), Sal Principato (Liquid Liquid), John Robie (musician, producer), Sharon White (The Saint), Pat Ivers & Emily Armstrong (Nightclubbing), Kit Fitzgerald (video artist), Marvin Taylor (NYU), Jeffrey Deitch (gallerist), Michael Holman (Canal Zone, Gray, Negril, breaking impresario), Chi Chi Valenti (Mudd Club, Danceteria), Michael Zilkha (ZE Records), & Sukhdev Sandhu (NYU)

October 8, Saturday
10 am to 6 pm

721 Broadway, 6th Floor, room 612
NYC

Trans Capable: Fungibility, Fugitivity, & the Fleshly Matter of Being

Trans Capable: Fungibility, Fugitivity, & the Fleshly Matter of Being

a lecture by C. Riley Snorton

October 13, Thursday
6 to 7:30 pm

20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
NYC

Sex Museums: The Politics & Performance of Display

Sex Museums: The Politics & Performance of Display

a lecture by Jennifer Tyburczy

October 20, Thursday
6 to 7:30 pm

Fales Library & Special Collections
70 Washington Square South, 3rd Floor
NYC

Seeking Sex, Procuring Porn: Explicit Materials in Archives, Libraries, Museums, & Flea Markets

Seeking Sex, Procuring Porn: Explicit Materials in Archives, Libraries, Museums, & Flea Markets

a one-day symposium with Jason Baumann, Emily Drabinski, Jeffrey Escoffier, Leeroy Kun Young Kang, Ian Kahn, Tavia Nyong’o, Quito Ziegler, & others

October 21, Friday
10 am to 6 pm

Fales Library & Special Collections
70 Washington Square South, 3rd Floor
NYC